Luggage and bags: most visitors here are for day tours of batam like us so just bring a big shoulder bag that can fit your camera or video camera or Digital SLR camera and some basic stuff like medicines and has available space for the souvenirs. for the multi-day tourist, off course bring a big but light travelling bag with stroller
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Since there is only 2 seasons in Batam the Summer and Rainy Seasons, bring light clothing materials and shorts plus a rain coat or umbrella
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: just bring the basic stuff since you can buy anything here
Photo Equipment: again bring whatever equipment you are using like Video Cameras or Point and Shoot Cameras, Digital SLR Cameras and Tripods and even telephoto lens and more.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: if you're staying in a beach resort them beach attire and Sun Block Lotion and Goggles or Snorkel Gear is a must
Miscellaneous: bring lots of money too so that you can do anything you want or just use an international credit card or withdraw money from International ATM Machines
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General Packing requirements
Luggage and bags: It is best to carry your own clean drinking water, as the water from taps is not so clean. If you are planning to involve in beach activities, carry your sunscreens/sunblocks. For kids, you may wish to bring along the floaters. As stated earlier, there are not enough good and clean beaches. So going into sea is not much popular here.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: If you are planning to involve in beach activities, carry your sunscreens/sunblocks.
- Budget Travel
- Family Travel
Bringing the right thing
Luggage and bags: You do not need to bring too much things here as things are actually quite cheap if you prefer to shop. Though, some say Batam as expensive now a days, it is still cheaper than Singapore.
Batam is an island in the tropic. So, no winter clothings is required. Hehehe! Sandals and light t-shirt will do.
Most of the hotels provide toiletries but you may wish to bring some toothbrush and some shaving kit.
Digital photo developing is expensive here. So, forget about processing it there. Singapore is much cheaper.
Don't bring too much thing in or out of the island as the custom officers are trying to gain some monetary gain from you if he sees this.
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